Tag: Anxiety

A “S.A.F.E.” Meditation Practice for Difficult Emotions

This meditation uses the acronym S.A.F.E., and its purpose is to help cultivate feelings of safety and stability, even amidst some of life’s challenging moments.   S — Send yourself compassion and care. While self-compassion might seem like a foreign concept for many people, the power of self-compassion has been well documented. One way you might […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Know Where Your Child’s Anxiety Comes From

Our daughter’s anxiety began as would any other child’s. She was shifting from preschool to elementary school and was scared of what, we thought, was the unexpected. She was going to have a male teacher; until then, she had only had female ones. She was going to start reading. We would no longer be able […]

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Handling Your Negative Inner Voice with Positivity

“You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.” – Unknown The most annoying thing for me is to hear someone tell me, “Just stop it!” whenever I am frustrated or discouraged and looking for answers and solutions. When […]

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Getting Off the Emotional Carousel

When I feel like I am trapped on an emotional carousel, I remember this information about the physiological lifespan of emotions within our bodies. It comes from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist that suffered a stroke and chronicled her recovery from neuro trauma in her book, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal […]

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Four Things We Can Learn from Meditation Anxiety

Recognizing when worries don’t warrant “fight or flight” mode Anxiety is inescapable; hard-wired into human physiology. It is, primarily, a survival tool called our “fight or flight” response because it primes us for avoiding threats in the wild.  However, the bodily changes it engenders are often (in our relatively safe modern world) misplaced and unpleasant.  […]

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Psychology Around the Net: September 7, 2019

Enjoy! Shawn Mendes, Lizzo, Halsey & More to Participate in ‘I’m Listening’ Mental Health Awareness Radio Special: To kick off National Suicide Prevention Week, music and sports stars including Lizzo, Tegan and Sara, Blink-182, Halsey, Disturbed, and Shawn Mendes — as well as a number of mental health professionals and first responders — will participate […]

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6 Ways to Change Our Media Diet — and Change the World

Here are six steps to change our media diet: 1. Become a Conscious Consumer Industries that have undergone their own consumer-driven evolution share one thing in common: they rely on a conscious consumer. The news media is no different. In the pursuit of profit, news organizations need audience engagement. It is up to us to […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 24, 2019

Happy reading! Tips For A Successful 2019 School Year: Many schools went back in session this week; some were already in full swing! Jim Holsomback presents a handy guide on tips for a great start, sample conversation starters to help you engage with your kid and stay in the loop, and several mental health resources […]

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This Is Why You’re So Anxious During PMS

Like 90 percent of women who menstruate, I experience PMS. I’m pretty sure I have been blessed with every possible PMS symptom: bloating, moodiness, cravings, headaches, weepiness, irritability, tender boobs, nausea, clumsiness, fatigue, diarrhea. I’ve been blessed with all of these, respectively and together, every month. I honestly thought I’d seen it all until a […]

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Accepting Your Feelings and Bodily Sensations Now

While swimming towards the area of a lagoon that had a reef by the open sea, my sister and I found some fish to look at but not as many as we had seen previously in other areas. Nevertheless, I became enthralled with watching them and let the ocean flow take me wherever it went. […]

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How Do You Know When Someone Doesn’t Value Your Feelings?

Trying to get someone who doesn’t care about your feelings to begin caring can be exhausting. You’ll find yourself trying to explain your point of view, but the other person may refuse to acknowledge your feelings. Narcissistic individuals have a deficit in their ability to demonstrate empathy towards others and will react as if they […]

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Anxiety and the Power of Quick Decisions: How Speeding up Your Decision-Making Can Lower Anxiety

The process at play here is the same as it is for any type of anxiety: short-term avoidance of anxiety is feeding more anxiety in the long term. Anything you do to try to relieve anxiety in the moment you are feeling it actually creates more anxiety the next time you’re in a similar situation. […]

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I Eat the Same Fast Food Every Day to Manage Anxiety About the Gig Economy

This Is Fine. is a weekly newsletter from VICE about the highly personal tactics people use to make the world feel less harrowing. In this edition, John Paul Brammer extols the virtues of a very specific eating habit that anchors him in a highly chaotic professional field—and, like, world. Sign up here to receive a […]

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5 Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Do you frequently find yourself burdened with anxiety or stress? Anxiety attacks and symptoms of stress can be overwhelming and terrible. You don’t like how you feel, but you don’t understand it, and you don’t feel like there’s any was you can possibly find out how to deal with anxiety when it strikes you. Anxiety […]

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How to Manage Anxiety During Periods of Transition

Within this void we fear not knowing where we are and what is going to happen next. We want to quickly ground ourselves and find a sense of security or comfort. We may rush into the next career, the next relationship or try and “fix” what we feel is in turmoil before us. Yet, it […]

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Psychology Around the Net: June 22, 2019

Enjoy! How to Get to Sleep: Lifehacker’s podcast, The Upgrade, is calling all “insomniacs, tossers, turners, blanket hogs, disco nappers, and snooze button pushers” for their recent episode “How to Get to Sleep,” during which they spoke with experts about — you guessed it — getting a good night’s sleep with the promise of avoiding […]

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Feel Better in Just One Breath

I worked through therapy and medication to get my anxiety into a manageable place. Once there, I still needed something to help me manage the day-to-day stresses that would sometimes trigger mild panic or send me into a stormy tailspin. It should be noted that for severe or chronic forms of anxiety and depression, more […]

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Psychology Around the Net: June 15, 2019

Get to learning! Therapists Share 7 Ways You Can Be “Good” at Getting Therapy: No, this definitely is not about winning at therapy. You won’t find tips on how to make your therapist like you or trick your therapist into thinking you’re not as sad as you actually are or that you’re “getting better.” Instead, […]

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Psychology Around the Net: June 1, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net is packed with information about exercise and anxiety (and it’s probably not what you’re expecting), the unhealthy relationship between self-worth and professional achievements, the new official definition of work-related burnout, and more. Can Working Out Make Your Anxiety Worse? Experts Weigh In: You probably associate exercise with anxiety in […]

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